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OUSTED PRESIDENT FLIES TO ASYLUM IN BRAZIL

Ousted Ecuadorean President Lucio Gutierrez flew to asylum in Brazil on Sunday, four days after he was toppled by massive street protests and sought refuge from angry demonstrators in the Brazilian ambassador's residence.

Gutierrez left Ecuador with his family on a Brazilian air force Boeing 737 after being whisked out of the residence before dawn, arriving in Brazil's capital seven hours later, said Lt. Col. Valdomiro Fagundes, a spokesman for Brazil's military.

"They were rescued," Fagundes said. "The mission was a success."

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